@chipgreen@radiolysis That, or a more specific designation of where the grapes came from - like 50% Sonoma Valley and 50% Santa Ynez or something like that. Tercero and Cabot did a joint venture that has to, by law, be labelled “California” because the wines were from Humboldt County and Santa Barbara County and don’t share any other appellation.
@chipgreen@klezman@radiolysis That’s a good example and one where I would probably gladly try (and buy?) a “California” label. But it sounds like it’s benefited by maybe somewhere (on the back label or at least winery descriptions) by informing what, in fact, it is. Ideally with % and vineyard names. That would make me think it was a probably a good quality wine carefully made by winemakers who intentionally did this. The problem with the “bulk” California label, at least in perception, is that it means “whatever surplus they could buy from producers at a good price and throw into a big tank.”
The Bonny Doon is a Rose (Vin Gris de Cigare). WineSmith has 4 entries - Pennyfarthing Barbera and Chardonnay, Any Gorilla (of course) but also the Faux Chablis? That needs to be fixed.
@chipgreen@pmarin@radiolysis Yeah, Bedrock (and Turley and others) make a blend from multiple of their vineyards across the state. Since everything they do is from highly regarded single vineyards, these are barrels or lots that either didn’t taste like the rest (Bedrock California Syrah) or were from younger vines (Turley Juvenile), etc.